(zhī qián )

之前 English Translation

The English meaning of (zhī qián ) is:

  • before
  • prior to
  • ago
  • previously
  • beforehand

Example Usage of 之前


Míngtiān xiàwǔ zhīqián wǒ huì bǎ tā wánchéng. I will finish it by tomorrow afternoon.

Xiāofáng chē dàodá zhīqián, fángzi jiù quán shāole. The house burned to the ground before the fire truck arrived.

Nǐ huílái zhīqián wǒ yǐjīng zǒule. I had already left before you returned.

Zài wǒ qù hélán zhīqián, wǒ cóng méi jiànguò fēngchē. I had never seen a windmill until I visited the Netherlands.

Nǐ juédé wǒ zhīqián zài zuò shénme? What do you think I've been doing?



Chinese words containing 之前

Breakdown

(zhī )

(possessive particle, literary equivalent of (de)) / him / her / it

(qián )

front / forward / ahead / first / top (followed by a number) / future / ago / before / BC (e.g. 前293年) / former / formerly